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Ann Blades fonds
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By the Sea: An Alphabet Book - Production, Publication

This series consists of materials related to the production and publication of By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, including correspondence, draft illustrations, and information regarding the sale of the original materials. In 1986 Blades received the E...

Personal Materials

This series consists of a photographic scrapbook containing photos of Blades giving presentations to school and library groups, general headshots, Blades attending various literary events, and a variety of newspaper clippings.

Scrapbook

This file consists of a scrapbook put together by Blades, containing some newspaper clippings from various talks and photographs documenting a wide range of talks and presentations. Also included are photos of her at various events and headshots ...

Ann Blades fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1036
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2013

The fonds consists of textual records and artwork created by Ann Blades during the course of her career as an author and illustrator of Canadian children’s literature. The records date from circa 1967 to 2013, with particular concentration during ...

Blades, Ann

Mary of Mile 18 - production, reviews, film

This series consists of materials relating to Blades' first book, Mary of Mile 18. Included are a variety of correspondence (some regarding Blades' grievance against May Cutler), letters and test prints related to the 30th anniversary e...

Six Darn Cows-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a storyboard, page layout, sketches, rejected and accepted artwork, and reviews for the book, <i>Six Darn Cows</i>. Other documents relating to the publication of <i>Six Darn Cows</i>, can be found in the “A...

Anna’s Pet-Production and Reviews.

Series contains a storyboard, page layout, sketches, rejected and accepted artwork, and reviews for the book, <i>Anna’s Pet</i>. Also included are brochures from the Mermaid Theatre puppet production of the story. Other documents relat...

Professional correspondence

This series contains a variety of Blades' professional correspondence, from the publication of her first book to recent correspondence with other authors. General categories of correspondence include letters to and from publishers, agents, a...

Letters related to work

This file consists mostly of letters from fans, authors, and illustrators. Notable correspondents by volume include Elizabeth Cleaver, Kit Pearson, Joyce Barkhouse, Deborah Turney Zagwyn, Sheila Egoff, Irene Aubrey, Christie Harris, Janet Lunn, a...

Fowlini (unpublished) - production

This series contains materials related to the production and attempted publication of Fowlini, including letters to various publishers, draft and final copies of the manuscript, and draft and final copies of the illustrations.

Invitations declined

File contains invitations to exhibit her art, give presentations and speeches, and travel to other countries which Blades declined, many because she was busy with child care after her sons were born in 1984 and 1987.

General Publicity Materials

This series contains publicity materials not related to any specific book, including profiles, interviews, articles, newspaper clippings, and two taped radio interviews. Also included are flyers created and distributed by Blades when she was atte...

Letters to and from publishers - 1974-1978

Blades notes that this file Includes letters from: Bill Toye, Oxford University Press, who gave Blades suggestions for editing the text; I.M. Owen, Dent and Sons, whose last letter includes interesting comments on the publishing scene; and Janet L...

Publicity - 1974-2004

Included are cassette tapes of a December, 1987 interview with John Anderson (CKO, Vancouver) and a July 1979 interview with Jeff Venoit (CJVB, Vancouver). These have been removed and can be found...

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